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Fix the GPL to be attractive - Rev Osei Kofi To GFA

Former Ghana International, Rev. Osei Kofi has described the Ghana Premier League(GPL) as not attractive to compete with other countries on the African continent.

Following the recent CAF 2022 league rankings where the GPL falls on 23rd in Africa is a clear indication that the league is dwindling and emerging as a very low quality, according to Osei Kofi.

Speaking to Times Sports, Rev Osei Kofi said the GPL was attractive in the past to extend that all Black Stars Players may include only local based players but now, we cannot brag over that anymore.

The technical team of Black Stars are now convincing foreign based players and even pleading with some of them to play for Ghana due to unattractiveness of our league.

“The quality of the GPL is determined by the number of local players that play the for the national teams. 

In Ghana, even the best player of last season’s league has not been called by the Black Stars before, which shows our league is very poor.

As Hearts of Oak were participating in the CAF Champions league, I told people where Hearts will reach will determine the quality of our league and lo and behold we all saw what happened after they saw their worst defeat in Algeria and Morocco.

The GFA must improve our league for us to get our glory days in Africa back .

I even heard the technical team of Black Stars are now pleading with foreign born players to play for Ghana but this due to our dreadful league.”

On the Black Stars technical team issues, Rev Osei Kofi urged the Ghana Football Association( GFA) to maintain the technical team that beat Nigeria to qualify to the country’s fourth World Cup which include Coach Otto Addo, Coach Didi Dramani, Coach Chris Hughton and Coach George Boateng.

He credited them for using less than three months to prepare a team for the World Cup qualifier after the AFCON abysmal performance in Cameroon.

“I want the GFA to maintain the same technical team that qualified us to the World Cup.

Using few weeks of taking over to qualify a team that had one point at the AFCON in Cameroon to qualify to the World Cup is not an easy task and they have proved they knew what they were doing in both matches against Nigeria. 

Tactically, these coaches are very good and I believe if they are maintained, Ghana will go far in the World Cup.

When unity exist among players and coaches, everything goes on well to yield positive results and also help Ghana football grow.”

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